Since Saturday night's lightning rod verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, many people across the nation have voiced their displeasure with the result. People have taken to the streets in a peaceful fashion, and predictably, a slew of songs voicing their support for fallen teenager Trayvon Martin have begun to make their way onto the web.
Last week, we profiled original Steel Pulse member David “Dread” Hinds, and today, he released “Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon]” on his website paying tribute to Martin. The song features his son, OC-based rapper Baruch Hinds (a.k.a. Terror Dreezy), as well.
This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the reggae singer's 42-year career.
“The song is a plea for justice,” says Hinds in a press release. “Steel Pulse has been campaigning and watching this case since February 26th 2012. The fact is that an innocent teenager is dead, shot by a man who was playing vigilante – pursuing the teenager around the neighborhood despite being advised against it by the authorities. This could well end up as the day justice was killed once again in a Jim Crow. We sensed the result but despite the outcome of the trial, the truth remains the truth, and the ghost of justice will haunt this town of Sanford, Florida – forever.”
You can listen to the song below:
Daniel Kohn is a writer based in Southern California. With bylines in an assortment of outlets, Kohn primarily specializes in music with other interests ranging from sports to food. As a transplant, Kohn loves the beautiful weather and is glad he no longer has to deal with brutal winters. If you see him, say hi and of course, he’s always willing to down a beer or two…if you’re paying.